Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Montevallo AL

Cardiovascular disease caused more than one third of all deaths in the US in 2004, making it the nation’s No. 1 killer. Confronted with that grim statistic, one could venture we’ve been missing something. Two new studies suggest what that might be—fruits and vegetables full of vitamin C and a daily dose of sunshine.

Joyce Rene Koppang, MD
(205) 663-5775
1022 1st St N Ste 500
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Birmingham Cardiovascular Grp

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Thomas Otis Paul Jr, MD
(205) 620-4867
606 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1978

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Mark Lee Mullens, MD
(205) 663-5775
1004 1st St N Ste 200
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mark Lee Mullens
(205) 663-5775
1022 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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John David Mc Brayer, MD
(205) 663-5775
1022 1st St N Ste 500
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Shelby Med Ctr, Alabaster, Al
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Associates

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John David McBrayer
(205) 663-5775
1022 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Clifton Rodgers Vance
(205) 663-5775
1022 1st St N Ste 500
Alabaster, AL
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Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas O Paul
(205) 620-4867
606 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Clyde Dale Elliott
(205) 663-5775
1022 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Clyde Dale Elliott, MD
(205) 663-5775
1022 1st St N Ste 500
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1974

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By Kris Kucera

Cardiovascular disease caused more than one third of all deaths in the US in 2004, making it the nation’s No. 1 killer. Confronted with that grim statistic, one could venture we’ve been missing something. Two new studies suggest what that might be—fruits and vegetables full of vitamin C and a daily dose of sunshine. In the first study, conducted at the University of Cambridge, researchers charted the vitamin C plasma concentrations of more than 20,000 Europeans between the ages of 40 and 79 for nearly a decade and documented their rates of stroke. “People in the top 25 percent of vitamin C concentrations had a 42 percent lower risk of stroke over 10 years versus those in the bottom 25 percent,” says lead researcher Phyo Myint, MD. “And the effect was independent of major classical risk factors.” Noting that few studies show vitamin C supplements alone prevent stroke, Myint posits that other goodies found naturally in fruit and vegetables, such as bioflavonoids and plant sterols, probably play important complementary roles in stroke prevention.

The second study, at Harvard Medical School, examined more than 1,700 people with hypertension over an average of five and a half years. It found that the participants with vitamin D deficiencies were twice as likely to have heart attacks, strokes, or other serious cardiovascular events than the participants with normal vitamin D levels. Most experts agree that 15 minutes of sun each day or 1,000 mg daily of vitamin D supplements will give you what you need.

Author: Kris Kucera

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